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  1. Afghanistan investigating reports of Mullah Omar's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    The Afghan government is investigating reports that Mullah Omar, leader of the Afghan Taliban, is dead, a spokesman for the president's office said on Wednesday. Photo - Files Kabul: The Afghan government is investigating reports of the death of Taliban supremo Mullah Omar, a presidential spokesman said Wednesday, amid frenzied speculation about the rumoured demise of the reclusive warrior-cleric.

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  2. Pakistanis ready Afghan-Taliban talksRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | NWAonline

    Pakistan is finalizing preparations to host the second round of peace talks between Afghan government officials and the Taliban later this week, two Pakistani officials said Tuesday. The talks are meant to find a way to end the 14-year war in Afghanistan, which has been a priority for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani since he took office last year.

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  3. Afghanistan investigating reports of Taliban leader's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    The Afghan government is investigating reports of the death of Taliban supremo Mullah Omar, a presidential spokesman said on July 29, amid frenzied speculation about the rumoured demise of the reclusive warrior-cleric. The insurgents have not officially confirmed the death of Mullah Omar, who has not been seen publicly since the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan that toppled the Taliban government in Kabul.

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  4. Pakistan to host second round of Kabul-Taliban talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Norwalk Citizen News

    Pakistan is finalizing preparations to host the second round of landmark peace talks between Afghan government officials and the Taliban later this week, two Pakistani officials said Tuesday. The talks are meant to find a way to end the 14-year war in Afghanistan, which has been a priority for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani since he took office last year.

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  5. Discover An Enduring Afghanistan Through Its LandscapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Time

    Afghanistan is a country Simon Norfolk knows well. Since his first visit in 2001, he has returned to the rugged slopes of its snowcapped mountains and gritty valleys at least a dozen times, first in 2002 to depict the ruins of its war-torn towns and then again in 2010, to create a series mirroring the earlier work of Victorian photographer John Burke with a modern perspective .

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  6. An Afghan judge was nominated to the Supreme Court. Trouble is, she's a woman.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    The day is still etched in the Afghan judge's mind more than a decade later - when she was in Washington, when she met with Supreme Court justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She recalls feeling awed and barely present, her thoughts instead flittering back to her country.

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  7. Poised to make history, a judge in Afghanistan hits a familiar wallRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Washington Post

    The day is still etched in the Afghan judge's mind more than a decade later - when she was in Washington, when she met with Supreme Court justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She recalls feeling awed and barely present, her thoughts instead flittering back to her country.

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  8. Flora MacDonald, former Conservative cabinet minister, dies at 89Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | Ottawa Citizen

    File photo 2002: The United Nations Women's Fund honoured Flora MacDonald with the 2002 UNIFEM Canada Award in a ceremony held at the Chateau Laurier. Flora MacDonald, who served as a senior cabinet member in two Conservative federal governments and made a run for the party's leadership in 1976, has died.

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  9. Afghan Peace Talks to Resume in Pakistan, Official SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | Big News Network.com

    Afghanistan's government and Taliban officials will meet again in Pakistan next week for a second round of peace negotiations aimed at ending the deadly conflict in their strife-torn country, a top Pakistani security official told VOA. The official, requesting anonymity, was responding to Friday's assertion that the dialogue would shift to the northwestern Chinese city of Urumqi on Thursday.

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  10. Islamic State could trip up US plans to leave AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Stars and Stripes

    Marine Special Operations Team members assist with security during a construction project in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in March 2013. The emergence of militants in Afghanistan claiming allegiance to Islamic State could disrupt White House plans to remove the remaining U.S. troops in that country by the end of next year.

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  11. Afghan president offers reginoal hub to help U.S. battle ISILRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 | USA Today

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has proposed establishing a regional hub in his country that could be used by the United States and other allies to battle the growing threat from Islamic State militants throughout the region, U.S. Afghan president offers reginoal hub to help U.S. battle ISIL KABUL -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has proposed establishing a regional hub in his country that could be used by the United States and other allies to battle the growing threat from Islamic State militants throughout the region, U.S. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1JacnRK Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies before Congress on Sept.

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  12. Meet The Innovator Teaching Afghan Women To CodeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | Refinery 29

    To Americans, Afghanistan can call to mind war-torn cities without much economic opportunity. But the truth is that the country has a growing tech economy.

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  13. Is Faryab Province Quickly Slipping From Afghan Government Control?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | Weekday Magazine

    The situation in Afghanistan's northern Faryab Province, which borders Turkmenistan, has become critical. Militants who started attacks in the province in early July have seized more than 100 villages in little over a week.

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  14. Afghan Taliban leader hails - legitimate' peace talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | The Star Online

    KABUL: Taliban leader Mullah Omar hailed as "legitimate" peace talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 13-year war, in his first comments on the nascent dialogue, easing concerns that it lacked the leadership's backing. Afghan officials sat down with Taliban cadres last week in Murree, a tourist town in the hills north of Islamabad, Pakistan, for their first face-to-face talks aimed at ending the bloody insurgency.

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  15. Mullah Omar hails peace talks to end Afghan war : July 15, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Daily Times

    KABUL Taliban leader Mullah Omar has hailed as legitimate peace talks aimed at ending 13-year war in Afghanistan in his first comments on the nascent dialogue, The Guardian newspaper reported. "If we look into our religious regulations, we can find that meetings and even peaceful interactions with the enemies is not prohibited," he said on Wednesday in his annual message on the eve of Eid ul Fitr.

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  16. Policy Chief Notes Progress During Afghan Fighting SeasonRead the original story

    Monday Jul 13 | U.S. Department of Defense

    Although the fighting season in Afghanistan has been tough this year, with Afghan forces taking 60 percent more casualties than they did last year, progress has continued there, the undersecretary of defense for policy said here today. Christine E. Wormuth, speaking at a Center for Strategic and International Studies military strategy forum, said Afghan forces are coping in a very difficult environment and that the Taliban "does not pose an existential threat to the Afghan government."

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  17. DABS Engineer Fixes Two-Year Problem at Tarakhil PlantRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | CNN

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2015 DABS Engineer Fixes Two-Year Problem at Tarakhil Plant Kabul, Afghanistan - For two years, the problem at Tarakhil Power Plant baffled engineers and international consultants. However, Afghan engineer Ehsan Khaibar figured out how to bring the plant's master engine controls back online.

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  18. Congress blasts State Dept. for wasteful Afghan embassy projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | Washington Examiner

    Lawmakers are demanding to know why an over-budget embassy project in Kabul has little in the way of a security plan despite being years behind schedule. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, blasted the State Department for its decision to continue building clusters of costly, unprotected "temporary facilities" instead of making plans for a safe and permanent embassy complex.

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  19. Saving Mes Aynak to Premiere in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | Northwestern University

    Saving Mes Aynak , the award-winning documentary about the race to save a 5,000-year-old Buddhist archaeological site from destruction by a Chinese copper mining company, will be aired by U.S. cable network Al Jazeera America on Monday, July 12 and Saturday, July 18 at 10 p.m. EST. Located within a Taliban-controlled region in Afghanistan, Mes Aynak is a significant cultural and historical site, potentially comparable to Machu Picchu or Pompeii.

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  20. Congress blasts State Dept. for wasteful Afghan embassy projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | Washington Examiner

    Lawmakers are demanding to know why an over-budget embassy project in Kabul has little in the way of a security plan despite being years behind schedule. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, blasted the State Department for its decision to continue building clusters of costly, unprotected "temporary facilities" instead of making plans for a safe and permanent embassy complex.

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